Tuesday, April 1, 2014

$2 million Donation to UCSC Natural History Fieldwork

Many a times one can forget the beauty of simply walking outside your doorstep and instantly being immersed by lush green forest and mesmerizing wildlife. Kenneth S. Norris worked hard to ensure that we never forget this. Professor Norris founded the Natural History Field Quarter in 1973. The Field Quarter gives students a more hands on experience with the rich environment we are surrounded by.

A $2-million gift from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation will carry on the legacy of the late Kenneth S. Norris and continue to support The University of California, Santa Cruz as a leader in the field of Natural History. The gift provides funding for two endowments. The first endowment will staff the UC Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Collections, which is to be renamed the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History and the second will support the Natural History Field Quarter which Professor Norris originally founded over 40 years ago. The gift will also provide competitive grants for accomplished undergraduates in the field. 

For more information, check out this article!

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